Still growing – and still here!


Oh dear, so much time has passed since I promised myself I would blog more frequently and get back on track. All I’ve managed to do is feel guilty that I wasn’t doing either.

So while I am still stupidly busy I’ve decided to do some brief posts, and maybe the occasional meadow watch thing, rather than try and put together something long and researched and detailed at the same time as trying to edit books, write books and produce stuff for a makers’ pop-up shop over the summer.

Welcome to meadow watch for the start of June!

It’s astonishing how quickly the meadow goes from being a tapestry of primroses and daffodils to a tapestry of plantain spikes and dying-back daffodil leaves to a proper meadow, with different grasses and buttercups,

escapees from other parts of the garden which like it up here,

insane surprises,

and soon the effect of cutting paths is at its most pleasing,

and then it warms up, and the old bench at the back is a perfect place to sit with a cup of tea / glass of chilled fino / manuscript for marking up. And then it rains…

Back soon – promise!



14 Comments Add yours

  1. VP says:

    I think we have the same garden bench! I must examine yours more closely the next time I’m down your way. This would have been a perfect post for my #mygardenrightnow project for Chelsea Fringe if you’d known about it. Loads of people are posting pics of their garden on various parts of the interweb this weekend and then heading off for a virtual peep over everyone’s fences 🙂

    1. kate says:

      I must get out more, even virtually (but am spending this weekend with a wine book I’m editing – rats)…

      1. VP says:

        I hope editing a wine book also involves practical work (i.e. wine tasting) as well 😉

        1. kate says:

          Afterwards, afterwards… during, it just involves drooling.

  2. croftgarden says:

    Don’t feel guilty, sometimes there just isn’t the time to blog – before I can sit on the bench we have to build it, but can’t do that until we’ve build the new shed and moved the fence!
    Still nice to know you’re still around and enjoying the garden.

    1. kate says:

      And you too – good luck with your fence / shed / bench project!

  3. Julieanne says:

    The beauty of blogging is you blog when you can, so don’t feel guilty. I love your path through the meadow – I want to walk through it.

    1. kate says:

      I suppose you’re right – but I’m good at guilt! I can’t believe how quickly the neadow is growing this year – some parts are already almost waist height. Odd year all round…

  4. Cathy says:

    Yes, good to hear from you, however infrequently! Love the path through the meadow too. If we did a poll on bench-sitting, I wonder how many of us do – or sit for more than a few minutes before jumping up to tweak or snip.. 😉

    1. kate says:

      Hah – I cannot sit still in the garden, after about two minutes I start twitching and looking for secateurs!

      1. Cathy says:

        Haha, indeed! We need to keep secateurs on our person at all times (and string, at this time of year too)! 🙂

        1. kate says:

          It’s a pity you can’t get collapsible canes. They’d be useful (mind you, in today’s weather I susoect many of my canes are beung collapsible).

        2. Cathy says:

          Ones that fold up and go in your pocket…? Hmm, well you can get collapsible walking canes, so why not…?! 🙂

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